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EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR NEAR…

DR. JONES' STRANGE EXPERIENCE.

FALLING LIKE NINEPINS.

BANFFSHIRE RESULT.

LOCAL SHIP SALES.I

AFTER A VISIT TO THE THEATRE.

iDISASTER IN BRISTOL j CHANNEL.I

SWANSEA LICENSE.

BLACKPILL CHURCH. -

M )0RE-GWYN—GILBERTSON.

ELECTIVE AUDITORS.

AGED SCOTCH LADY. --"

LESSON FROM TUNBRIDGE WELLSI

"FAULT WITH THOSE WHO EMPLOY…

CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

SHOCKING PLIGHT OF CHILDREN…

DROWNED IN A CANAL LOCK.

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DROWNED IN A CANAL LOCK. SWANSEA UNFORTUNATE'S TRAGIC FATE. KING'S DOCK NAVVY'S DRAMATIC STORY. Selina Rushbrook (aged about 25), Strand, Swansea, an unfortunate, met her death by drowning in the canal near Mali- phant's Lock, soon after midnight on Satur- day, and the circumstances are very tragic. Ernest Witts, a labourer at the King's Dock, residing at Danygraig-road, Port Tennant, went up to P.O. Prxe, who was on duty in High-street, and stated a woman had fallen into the lock and was drowned. lie made the following statement:—- "The woman and myself were going up the canal side, when she said 'Follow me up these steps,' and I did so. She than crossed a small footbridge, and told me to be carefui. She got across the bridge and went against the large wooden lever w-ith which the lock is closed, and tailing back- wards went into the canal. I tried to catch her, but only succeeded in grasping her shawl." The police immediately took measures to recover the body and grappling irons were used, and the canal dragged. The lock- man having come upon the scene the water in the canal was lowered, and the body was recovered about 3 a.m., and identified as that of Selina Rushbrook. Witts stood by all the time till the body was recovered. He had deceased's shawl in his possession. He further stated that de- ceased did not make any cry, and it was so very dark that he could not see where she disappeared. After a while he went in the direction of a light burning in a house close by; but he failed to get to the house, as the gates were locked. He climbed a wail and got on to the main road, and went and gave the alarm at a butcher's shop, and then found the policeman as stated. On the body of deceased, which now liee at the mortuary, was found 6s. 5d. INQUEST STORY: CORONER'S ADVICE TO WITTS. The inquest was held at the Adelaide Hotel, on Monday. Deceased was 26 years of age. Edith Maud Hughes (sister), wife of Wm. Hughes, 266, Carmarthen-roaid, Cwmbwrla, said deceased was the wife of Ebeneaer Rushbrook, labourer, and witness's sister, but she had not seen her for the past four months. Deceased lived at Vaug nan's lodging-house, but did not get on happily with her husband. By the Coroner: She never heard that Rushbrook ill-treated his wife. Ernest Witts, navvy, said he met de- oeased in the Engineers' Inn at half-past eight, with another girl. She had a drink, and treated witness to another. Deceased was a little the worse for drink. They left sepatately, and he next visited another Strand public house, when deceased ask^d him to "stand her a drink." He did so, and then she made a suggestion. It was now close on eleven o'clock, and deceased led him towards the canal by the Pottery Bridge. It was dark, and they came to some steps, and deceased said "Be careful up here." They then went to cross the lock bridge when deceased struck her foot against a beam and fell back. He grasped her shawl, which came off, and then he heard a splash. He ran for assistance, and climb- ing high gates got into High-street, and went into a butcher's shop, and asked if there was a policenwi about. He was told there would not be one there for ten min- utes, and was advised to take the tram down High-street. Coroner: Did you say what was the mat- ter ?—N o, sir. There was no quarrelling when you went to the lock gates?—No, sir; not a word. And no skylarking?—No. Why didn't you go in after the woman? —I could not swim. Witness said deceased staggered along the towpath, and he himself was net sober. He shouted, however, but got no answer. Coroner: She probahly took you to the quietest place she knew of, and ro it is possibly nobody could, hear. P.C. Price said the previous witness told him a woman named "Selina" bad been .drowned- ■, They went down Pottery- street to, the spot, and after grappling irons had been secured the bedy was re- covered. Witts had a shawl, a.nd when asked why he had not attempted to save the woman replied that it was dark, that he did not know his way about, and that be could not swim. Coroner said Witts was to be commended for telling the bald, ugly truth, but he might have made some attempt to rescue the woman. Probably his muddled state through drink, was his only excuse. It was not for the ratepayers to make things easier for these women, but this was a dark, dangerous place, and there had been drown- ing cases there before, and the jury might draw attention to the absence of light. A verdict of "Accidental death was re- turned, the jury adding a rider with refer- ence to the absence of light. Addressing Witts, the Coroner said it was discreditable that he, a fine able man, did not make some attempt to save the woman. He also advised him to give up that kind of life as he seemed capable of rising above it, otherwise "these women" would get him into trouble some day. Witts: Yes, sir. Mr. Rushbrooke. the husband of the un- fortunate woman who was drowned, in- forms us that he had been separated ¡rom her for over twelve months.

SWANSEA .WESTERN DRAINAGE…

I ILLANDRINDOD FIASCO.

AFTER THIRTY YEARS SERVICE.

DEATH OF MRS. GRAINGER JONES.

SWANSEA BAKERS' BANQUET.

- - KILLED AT YSTALYFERA.…

STALLHOLDER AND MARKET INSPECTOR.

TRADE AT SWANSEA DOCKS. -

j SWANSEA EX-^SPECTQE, HONOURED.

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COLLIERY ACCIDENT AT DAFEN.…

OMAR'S "RUBAIYAT." -

SWANSEA CAPTAIN CENSURED.

EDNA MAY AND MILLIONAIRE'S…

IFELL FROM THE TRAMCAR.

LATE MR. F. A MORGAN, BISHOPSTON.…

NEATH RURAL LIGHTING SCHEME